Floods in Nigeria
- Due to heavy rainfall, most of the states in Nigeria are experiencing flooding (see map).
- If you travel to Nigeria, obey all instructions from local authorities.
- Travelers should avoid contact with floodwater. Floodwater contains harmful germs that can cause disease, other contaminants, downed power lines, and sharp objects. Wash your hands after contact with floodwater.
If you travel, take steps to protect yourself.
- Check the CDC website.
- Check CDC’s Nigeria destination page for additional information about health concerns and travel health recommendations.
- Check the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria website.
- Check the U.S. Department of State website.
If you get sick during or after travel
- If you feel sick during or after travel, seek medical care immediately and tell your healthcare provider about your activities during your trip.
- Health Information for Travelers to Nigeria
- CDC Website for Floodwater After a Disaster or Emergency
- CDC Yellow Book: Humanitarian Aid Workers
Floodwater and standing water can be dangerous and pose a drowning risk for everyone, regardless of their ability to swim. Floodwater can contain harmful germs, downed power lines, and sharp objects. Floodwater can also increase the risk of infectious diseases such as cholera, dengue, and malaria.